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Posted by: Sarah Booley on 22/01/2016

Natural England and Woking Borough Council have launched a pilot scheme to explore whether a new system can be implemented to save developers cost and money whilst providing more comprehensive mitigation and compensation for great crested newts. 

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: GCN | Great Crested Newt | great crested newt conservation | great crested newt mitigation | great crested newt survey | Great Crested Newts | newt survey | Newt Surveys

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Posted by: Cain Blythe - CEnv MIEMA MCIEEM MSc BSc (Hons) on 05/04/2016

Sara King, Senior Ecological Consultant for Ecosulis, was interviewed by BBC News regarding great crested newt in the context of the current consultation being undertake by Natural England. 

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: ecological consultancy | ecological consultants | EPS licence | European Protected Species | European Protected Species Licence | Great Crested Newt | great crested newt conservation | Great crested newt Fencing | great crested newt survey | Great Crested Newts

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Posted by: Sarah Booley on 08/03/2016

While the full survey period for great crested newts is March to June, don't forget that at least two survey visits need to be completed between mid-April and mid-May. That gives only 2.5 months to get the survey priced, commissioned and completed where GCN are present. 

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: Great Crested Newt | Great crested newt Fencing | great crested newt mitigation | great crested newt survey

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Posted by: Sarah Booley on 22/01/2016

Natural England have provided some tips as to how to improve your chances of securing a European Protected Species licence first time, including those relating to bats and newts... 

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: bat licence | Bat Low Impact Licence | bat mitigation | ecological consultancy | Ecological Mitigation | eDNA | EPS licence | European Protected Species | European Protected Species Licence | GCN licence | great crested newt mitigation | great crested newt survey

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Posted by: Annie Hatt on 21/07/2015

Although long term effects in the UK are hard to identify, the introduction of the Italian great crested newt along with the hybridization of the two species is sure to have a detrimental effect on our already declining great crested newt populations.

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: Great Crested Newt | great crested newt conservation | great crested newt survey | Great Crested Newts

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Posted by: Frances Bennett on 05/02/2015

For the 2015 survey season Ecosulis have plans to provide eDNA testing of ponds for presence and absence of Great Crested Newts. eDNA, or environmental DNA, testing is ideal for developers with a long lead time on projects who are looking to scope out potential great crested newt populations and give full consideration to ecological requirements within the scheme, particularly those with multiple ponds. 

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Categories: Biodiversity Research
Tags: eDNA | Great Crested Newt | great crested newt conservation | great crested newt survey

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Posted by: Sara King BSc (Hons) MCIEEM on 13/03/2014

Great crested newts sometimes get bad press as ‘expensive’, and a widespread nuisance, not a rare protected species. This blog aims to provide some further information about this species to ensure that they are not a hassle for your development scheme.

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: ecological consultancy | Ecological Consultant | ecological consultants | great crested newt survey

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Posted by: Michael Williams - MCIEEM BSc (Hons) on 04/02/2014

Two diseases are threatening our British amphibian fauna, including the great crested newt. 

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: ecological consultancy | great crested newt survey

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Posted by: Cain Blythe - CEnv MIEMA MCIEEM MSc BSc (Hons) on 23/05/2013

Natural England has improved its current regulation system for great crested newt licensing, by simplifying the process  in a move designed to see more newt licence applications receiving a licence on first submission of the application.

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: great crested newt mitigation | great crested newt survey

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Posted by: Sara King BSc (Hons) AIEEM on 07/03/2013

Natural England is launching a detailed great crested newt survey programme across England. The information from this large scale project will provide a high resolution population distribution model for England

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: great crested newt survey

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